As a relatively younger guy, who enjoys a good chat, I LOVE hammockforums for the INFO. To me it is the "reference materials" that are the unsung heroes of HF. I have no issue with chat, but if it keeps me from learning that so-and-so's tarp failed because of "X", I'm not for it here at HF.
"Now where'd I put my glasses?!?"
(yeah, I'm a thirty-something that knows Magoo)